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Today's News

  • Two Lady Knights' volleyball players on KVCA watch list

    Marion County High School has two players that are getting the attention of the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) and possibly college scouts.

    Seniors Shelby Mattingly and Shakyra Young are on the KVCA list, which was started last season. Last season, Marion County's Shelby Howard was on the list.

  • Arson likely cause of McElroy Pike fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to a fire at a vacant house on McElroy Pike Sunday evening, and the likely cause was arson, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    The Lebanon Police received a report of the fire at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

    "It was completely involved and gone by the time we got there," Mattingly said.

  • Lady Knights suffer first loss

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team suffered a rare defeat, falling to Taylor County at Campbellsville Country Club Tuesday of last week. The loss was their first of the season in match play.

    The Lady Knights shot an overall score of 192 while Taylor left with a 175. Campbellsville came in third with a 266.

    Olivia Carrico led the way with a 44 while Hayley Abell shot a 45. Amy Brown finished with a 48 while Taylor Howard had a 55. Brianna Reynolds shot a 56.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department is hosting the Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Loretto Ball Park. The activities will begin with the Mark Mattingly Memorial Cornhole Tournament at 10 a.m.

    For more information about the cornhole tournament rules, registration and entry fee, call Keith Willett at (502) 249-6532 or Billy Hardin at (502) 827-0915.

    The Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge is scheduled for 1 p.m. A tribute to the Fire Department of New York will take place at 5:30, and the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ softball game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Block party this weekend

    The Generation Gap will hold its annual Block Party this weekend, Sept. 4-5.

    Food, fun, games, and music will once again be part of the event Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until midnight and resume Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m.

    Around 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the Generation Youth will host a dance contest, and the Marion County Youth Center will host a step performance, according to Jackie Furman.

    For more information, call (270) 692-1125.

  • U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell visits Marion County

    The United States is at a crossroads, and the outcome of the November General Election will determine what direction the country is going to take, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell told the crowd at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 26.

    "Our future is in doubt. This is the time to recapture it," McConnell said. "That's why the founders invented mid-term elections."

  • Fans boost soccer Knights

    The 12th man proved to be critical for the Marion County High School boys' soccer team Tuesday of last week in their 2-1 home win over Pulaski County.

    "The crowd had a lot to do with raising the energy of the team. They had a lot to do with the win," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "Up 2-0, the last several minutes of the game we ran out of gas. They pushed us the rest of the way through. It's also the first time we've played together as a group."

  • Fighting addictions

    Addiction.

    Many of us have seen what addiction can do to a human being. Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or a number of other things, addiction ruins lives. Sometimes, it ends lives too soon.

    I know. I’ve seen it happen.

  • Hitting rock bottom

    Lying underneath a bridge in Texas, homeless, Greg Troutt thought he had hit rock bottom.

    Once an engineer and owner of his own construction company, his addiction to painkillers caused him to lose everything. After fighting addiction twice and getting into legal trouble, Troutt overdosed and ended up in a coma.

    "My rock bottom was death," he said.

    His overdose was his wakeup call and what finally made him get help. He truly wanted to beat his addiction. And he did.

    "I found Christ," Troutt said.

  • Lady Knights struggle on offense

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team has struggled on offense to start the season but the jolt they need may be coming soon.

    Makayla Epps, last season's offensive threat, has decided to return to the team after initially opting not to play.

    The sophomore asked to return to the team last week and should see action this week.